Frequent question: What bobbin does a singer 401A use?

Do all Singer sewing machines use the same bobbin case?

While they are technically interchangeable in most cases, it is recommended that you only use one or the other. The weight of the bobbin can affect your tension and the way the thread feeds. These are the most common bobbins, as they are used with removable and inset bobbin cases.

What is the difference between Singer 401 and 401A?

401A was manufactured at Anderson South Carolina, has a front-mount bobbin-winder and is squarer in shape. 401G was manufactured at Karlsruhe, West Germany, has a top-mounted bobbin-winder, an additional threading feature called “thread control,” and features more stylized lines. See Singer 401 Gallery for pictures.

What size needle does a singer 401A use?

This machine uses a 15 x 1 needle.

How do I identify my vintage Singer sewing machine?

Find Your Model #

For sewing machines manufactured since about 1990, look for the model number on the handwheel side of the machine near the on/off switch or the electric cord receptacle. You will find the model number on the front panel of machines manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.

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